A Hot Day in Ephesus
A Hot Day in Ephesus is based on Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors, which in turn is based upon a play by the Roman comic playwright Plautus, who has also given us the original of Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Ephesus is about two sets of twins; twin masters both named Antipholus and twin servants both named Dromio, each pair of which is separated by shipwreck, all eventually ending up in Ephesus where there is much opportunity for mistaken identities and comic farce aplenty!
For some who know Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's 1930's hit Boys from Syracuse based on the same theme, you'll find A Hot Day in Ephesus an update of an update, complete with a Motown number, a sassy tango and a rap. A Hot Day in Ephesus, by AE Member Vicki Siegel, began its production career in 2009 as hit in workshop form for the Curtain Theatre in Mill Valley and is now coming to the East Bay for its World Premiere! We hope you'll come and see this musical farce in April 2012 and enjoy this upbeat new take on a classic comedy.
Plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
April 20th through May 19th
Special Sunday Matinee 2 p.m. May 13th
Box Office/Will Call opens hour before showtime
Live Oak Theatre, Berkeley
1301 Shattuck (at Berryman) in north Berkeley
Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors.
Live Oak Theatre (View)
Berkeley, CA 94709
|Kid Friendly: Yes!
|Dog Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!